Reunion Weekend 2014 was a great success!
Gorgeous weather brought a record-breaking number of 1,821 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunion Weekend 2014. The Classes of 1954, 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 “recollected and reconnected.”
From the traditional Saturday morning Fun Run and campus tour with Fr. Allen, to the Taste of Fairfield, the 25th Reunion Class Toast, wedding vow renewals, and the infamous dinner dance under the tent—it was a weekend of remembering past times and making new memories.
Enjoy photos in the galleries below! Feel free to download them and forward to your friends.
|||Friday Night Receptions
Each class had their own Friday night reception on campus and in restaurants and bars all around Fairfield. The liveliest party was probably at The Levee, packed with over 300 members of the Class of 2009—or was it the Class of ’89 as they took over The Seagrape? Our thanks to those who contributed photos.
|||Saturday Morning Coffee Talk
Fr. von Arx hosted an informal conversation in the Barone Campus Center about All Things Fairfield, along with Reunion-year trustees Frank Carroll ’89, Rosellen Schnurr ’74, Jim Wehr ’79, and Tom Franko ’69, as well as Bill Atwell, P’08, chairman of the Board. Trustees spoke of their Fairfield experiences and how they have stay engaged with the University.
|||Taste of Fairfield
Tacos, pizza, burgers, lobster rolls, ice cream, cupcakes, and craft beers—along with face-painting, hoop-shooting, and rocking out to alumni band St. Hubbins: Mach IV—there was something for everyone at the Taste of Fairfield Food Fair and Stag Beer Fest.
Can't Get Enough of Lucas
|||Classes of 1954 and 1959:
Brunch and Dinner (with Class of 1969)
The 55th and 60th Reunion classes enjoyed a brunch with the president and were later joined by the 45th Reunion class for dinner.
|||Wedding Vow Renewals & Mass
Many couples renewed their wedding vows at the special ceremony celebrated by Fr. Allen. Afterward, Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola was filled for Mass with Fr. von Arx.
|||25th Reunion Toast
The Class of 1989 celebrated with a special champagne toast in the front of DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Fr. von Arx congratulated the class, and Joe Solimine offered a toast.
View a great video of the Class of ’89 Reunion, courtesy of Brian Russell ’89 and his production company Red Shoe.
|||The Dinner Dance
Under the biggest Reunion tent ever, the president thanked the 133 volunteer committee members who helped bring their friends and classmates back to campus, and announced a total of almost $5 million raised through Reunion class gifts.
After that, the crowd of 1,450 danced the night away. As one attendee said, "The whole evening was just awesome.”
50th Reunion Class of 1964
Three members of the class, Daniel Skuret, Albert Lojko, and John Farrell are the proud grandfathers of graduates of the class of 2014, who graduated over the weekend. It was a milestone occasion for them all.
Read two testimonials from the Class of 2009, inspired by Reunion Weekend…
“Why I Give Back to Fairfield”, a letter from Michael Curran ’09
“Chattin with Fairfield Five Years Later,” a blog by Andrew Chapin ’09
Classes of 1955, 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010: Save the Date for Reunion Weekend 2015, June 5-7!
Get ready for your Reunion!
Whether it's your 5th or 60th, we're looking forward to having you back on campus in June to celebrate your Reunion!
Reunion Registration will open next spring; however, in order to register, you'll need to be a registered user of the Online Community.
Sign up or log in today* and be sure we have your updated contact information on file so you don't miss any of the official Reunion Weekend information that will soon come your way!
Questions? View our Reunion Weekend FAQs for answers on all the most common questions about your return to campus, including information about on-campus housing and local hotel accommodations.
For additional information about Reunion, please contact Director of Reunions,
Maria Bolis, in the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280.
Looking forward to seeing you back on campus next June!
*If you're not yet a member, you'll need your Fairfield ID to register. Simply e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations or call us at (203) 254-4280. Register today and update your contact information to be sure you don't miss any important updates about your Reunion!